In either orientation, Tedesco channels some powerful creative spirits, from the rafter-rattling testimonials of Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi to the scuffed soul-laid-bare confessionals of Dan Bern and Jules Shear to the melodic gifts of James Taylor and Paul Simon.
Tedesco grew up outside of Chicago, moved to the West Coast, then relocated back to his hometown seven years ago.
This year looks to be a watershed one for Tedesco; he's using Death in the Valley to do a little label and management shopping, and he's relocating to Nashville, Tenn., in an effort to push his career to the next level (he just played his farewell show in Chicago last week and his Nashville debut is slated for next week).The fact is Dan Tedesco can hang his hat anywhere he likes, as long as his songs keep coming from his enormously talented heart.
DAN TEDESCO plays Friday, June 21 at Newport's Southgate House Revival in the Lounge. Buy tickets, check out performance times and get venue details here.